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Miami Vice Ferrari 365GTS/4 Daytona

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  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Miami Vice Ferrari 365GTS/4 Daytona
Posted by spencer1984 on Thursday, January 17, 2019 9:50 AM

Built from Fujimi's Daytona Speciale kit with a few alterations to look like Sonny Crockett's ride from the first two seasons of Miami Vice. The changes include deleted wing windows, square headlights, square mirrors, and a car phone. I didn't want to go full "kit car" (as represented by the Revell kit), but I did like the idea of the car being personalized over the years.  A full writeup of what went into this build is available here, any comments/criticisms are welcome!

  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, February 04, 2019 10:26 AM

You have mad skills.  Love this build, and the website too.

I could really get lost in there.  Smile

You do great work sir!!

Just keep picking away at it...

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    April, 2012
Posted by litespeedsae on Monday, February 04, 2019 9:45 PM
super-super.Interior and engine are perfect.

Little Rock, Arkansas

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 1:16 PM
Thanks, guys!
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    January, 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 12:47 AM

Beautiful clean build there, Spencer, your extra detailing really really makes a huge difference.  Cheers

Steve

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 10:40 AM

Beautiful build. I had heard rumors back in the day that this car was actually a corvette with a fake ferrari body on it. Your model is awesome.

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Friday, February 08, 2019 5:35 AM

Thanks! Yup, the Revell kit accurately captures the Corvette kit car used in the show, with a C3 chassis and V8. I wanted this to be a "real" Ferrari, so my Revell kit ended up repurposed as a '71 comic book Batmobile:

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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, February 08, 2019 8:30 AM

I did some googling on the subject and the very first car shown on the show was a real ferrari, but after that they used 2 corvette impersonator cars. One was actually blown up with a stinger missle. Or so they said it was. Probably c.g.i. Again your model is Awesomely done.

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    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, February 11, 2019 8:33 AM
No CGI back then, they took one of the prop car shells and blew that up to give the Daytona its exit!
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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Monday, February 11, 2019 5:49 PM

Cool, I probably saw that episode but I can't remember it. I use to watch that show every week back in the day. Had some unbelievably good music.

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    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, February 14, 2019 2:49 AM

another awesome build spencer

texwardfan
I had heard rumors back in the day that this car was actually a corvette with a fake ferrari body on it.

i heard that Enzo Ferrari was so irascible at the fake car, he gave them two real ferraris for the show (which is why the second season has a Testarossa),

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